Apr. 2, 2017
It’s very sad, really.
I am watching my former political home, the American progressive-left, rip itself into ideological pieces.
In an apparent effort to reconcile the irreconcilable – i.e., the multicultural ideal (as represented by Sharia) with universal human rights (as represented by western feminism) – it is throwing Enlightenment liberalism, and with it the tradition of rational discourse, directly into the toilet.
Things have gotten so bad that in the universities the very notion of rational discourse, as we received it from Enlightenment, is increasingly viewed as a racist, sexist, heteronormative social-political construct designed to serve the white patriarchal power structure.
Here, for example, is an uncomfortable truth that illustrates the tension between multiculturalism and universal human rights within the progressive-left, but which they refuse to even discuss:
You cannot favor Sharia and be feminist both at the same time.